Licenced Personal Care Home Standards Reviews

All 125 licenced personal care homes (PCHs) in Manitoba must meet a minimum set of standards to ensure safe and appropriate care to residents. These standards are set out in The Personal Care Home Standards and Licensing Regulation under The Health Services Insurance Act.

Under this legislation, Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living licences and monitors all personal care homes in Manitoba. Facilities are reviewed regularly and any problems or concerns found during a review must be corrected within a specified time.

A regular standards review is conducted at each personal care homes at least once every two years. In addition to these regular standards reviews, unannounced reviews are completed at approximately 20 per cent of PCHs each year. In 2020, the department also conducted modified reviews at all 125 sites, which considered care and resident safety associated with COVID-19.

Personal care homes are directly responsible to the regional health authority (RHA) where they are located. Staff members from the region also take part in both the regular and unannounced reviews. Personal care home licences are reviewed and renewed annually, or as required if there are serious issues or concerns. Review results and the actions taken by personal care homes to correct any problems found during a review are used to make licencing decisions.